Governor Simon Lalong has cast his vote in the Plateau south senatorial by-election, describing the poll as peaceful and transparent.
He said the All Progressives Congress would emerge victorious in the election.
Lalong voted at exactly 11:46 a.m. at Ajikamai polling unit alongside his wife, Regina, and daughter, Stephanie.
“I thank God there is a peaceful election going on everywhere and it is an opportunity for us to elect a new senator to replace the one that died. I have just cast my vote, and my candidate will emerge victorious.
“As for the turnout of voters, I just came in, I believe that some people came earlier voted and left. I have not gone round, but I know that people are keen about voting in this zone, and I know that the turnout will be very impressive.
“For security, everything is going on peacefully. I am the chief security officer of this state but nobody has called me to report any security concern. People are voting very peacefully and that is what we expect of a typical Plateau person,” he said.
He urged the people of the zone to come out en masse and vote for the candidate of their choice and do so in a peaceful manner.